Greenwood, SC

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Population

94,769

0.0664% decline

Poverty Rate

23.8%


Median Age

40.4


Median Household Income

$38,074

3.29% growth

Number of Employees

39,046

1.06% growth

Median Property Value

$109,000

5.72% growth

About

In 2017, Greenwood, SC had a population of 94.8k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $38,074. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Greenwood, SC declined from 94,832 to 94,769, a -0.0664% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,863 to $38,074, a 3.29% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Greenwood, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (30.2%), White (Hispanic) (3.07%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.73%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (0.994%). N/A% of the people in Greenwood, SC speak a non-English language, and 97.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Greenwood, SC are Piedmont Technical College (987 degrees awarded in 2017), Lander University (482 degrees), and Erskine College (128 degrees).

The median property value in Greenwood, SC is $109,000, and the homeownership rate is 67.6%. Most people in Greenwood, SC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Greenwood, SC is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Greenwood, SC employs 39k people. The largest industries in Greenwood, SC are Manufacturing (8,820 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,036 people), and Retail Trade (4,590 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($46,579), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($45,889), and Utilities ($44,792).

Median household income in Greenwood, SC is $38,074. Males in Greenwood, SC have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,985. The income inequality in Greenwood, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,074

2017 value

± $1,402

3.29%

1 Year Growth

± 4.62%

Households in Greenwood, SC have a median annual income of $38,074, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $36,863 in 2016, which represents a 3.29% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$56,080

Average Male Salary

± $1,419

$40,985

Average Female Salary

± $1,018

In 2017, full-time male employees in South Carolina made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in South Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $49,597 ± $53,271

  2. Asian

    $47,877 ± $7,789

  3. White

    $47,332 ± $1,044

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of South Carolina workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Greenwood, SC is from South Carolina.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.456

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.695% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for South Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in South Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Greenwood, SC was Dorchester County, SC with a value of $66,438, followed by Beaufort County, SC and York County, SC, with respective values of $65,607 and $64,319.

The following map shows all of the counties in Greenwood, SC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Greenwood, SC (21.8k out of 91.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    10,462 ± 761

  2. White

    10,189 ± 751

  3. Hispanic

    2,245 ± 422

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Greenwood, SC is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

39k

2017 Value

± 1,511

1.06%

1 Year growth

± 5.42%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Greenwood, SC grew at a rate of 1.06%, from 38.6k employees to 39k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Greenwood, SC, are Production Occupations (5,516 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,975 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,735 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Greenwood, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Greenwood, SC, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (5,516 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,975 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,735 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Greenwood, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.44 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.62 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.47 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Greenwood, SC, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($60,156), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($56,964), and Management Occupations ($55,941).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

39k

2017 Value

± 1,511

1.06%

1 Year growth

± 5.42%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Greenwood, SC grew at a rate of 1.06%, from 38.6k employees to 39k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Greenwood, SC, are Manufacturing (8,820 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,036 people), and Retail Trade (4,590 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Greenwood, SC, though some of these residents may live in Greenwood, SC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Greenwood, SC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (8,820 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,036 people), and Retail Trade (4,590 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Greenwood, SC has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.23 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.5 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.12 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Greenwood, SC, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($46,579), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($45,889), and Utilities ($44,792).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $17.8B

  2. $17.1B

  3. $12.6B

In 2015, the top outbound South Carolina product (by dollars) was Plastics/rubber with $17.8B, followed by Machinery ($17.1B) and Electronics ($12.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound South Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$178B

2020 Value

$244B

Projected 2045 Value

37% growth

In 2020, total outbound South Carolina trade was $178B. This is expected to increase 37% to $244B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound South Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $24.2B

  2. $14.4B

  3. $6.22B

In 2015, the top outbound South Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $24.2B, followed by Georgia with $14.4B and Tennessee and $6.22B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that South Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

85.9% of the population of Greenwood, SC has health coverage, with 37.6% on employee plans, 19.4% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 2.17% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Greenwood, SC was $7,311 in 2014. This is a 4.15% increase from the previous year ($7,020).

Primary care physicians in Greenwood, SC see 1483 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.336% decrease from the previous year (1488 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1891 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 639 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dillon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (20.1%). Additionally, Lee County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (42.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,483 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see an average of 1,483 patients per year. This represents a 0.336% decrease from the previous year (1,488 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in South Carolina in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,311

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,235

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,491

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,298

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in South Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.15%, from $7,020 to $7,311.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14.1%

Uninsured

37.6%

Employer Coverage

19.4%

Medicaid

14.1%

Medicare

12.6%

Non-Group

2.17%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Greenwood, SC declined by 6.39% from 15.1% to 14.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Greenwood, SC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 20.1% prevalence

  2. 19.6% prevalence

  3. 18.7% prevalence

Dillon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina, at 20.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Greenwood, SC is home to a population of 94.8k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.34% of Greenwood, SC residents were born outside of the country (3.17k people).

In 2017, there were 2.06 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (59.1k people) in Greenwood, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 28.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.91k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Greenwood, SC was 40.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Greenwood, SC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Greenwood, SC residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.34%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.17k people

3.24%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.07k people

As of 2017, 3.34% of Greenwood, SC residents (3.17k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Greenwood, SC was 3.24%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    68,828 ± 6,396 people

  2. India

    11,778 ± 2,661 people

  3. Philippines

    9,880 ± 2,438 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 68,828 South Carolina residents, followed by India with 11,778 and Philippines with 9,880.

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Citizenship

97.4%

2017 Citizenship

97.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.4% of Greenwood, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Greenwood, SC was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Greenwood, SC

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    59.1k ± 24

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    28.7k ± 401

  3. White (Hispanic)

    2.91k ± 522

In 2017, there were 2.06 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (59.1k people) in Greenwood, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 28.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.91k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Greenwood, SC as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,262 ± 296

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    916 ± 244

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    575 ± 155

Greenwood, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Greenwood, SC awarded 1,624 degrees. The student population of Greenwood, SC is skewed towards women, with 2,968 male students and 5,221 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Greenwood, SC are White (1,064 and 66.1%), followed by Black or African American (447 and 27.8%), Two or More Races (36 and 2.24%), and Unknown (30 and 1.86%).

The largest universities in Greenwood, SC by number of degrees awarded are Piedmont Technical College (987 and 60.8%), Lander University (482 and 29.7%), and Erskine College (128 and 7.88%).

The most popular majors in Greenwood, SC are General Business Administration & Management (129 and 7.94%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (116 and 7.14%), and Registered Nursing (88 and 5.42%).

The median tuition costs in Greenwood, SC are $32,540 for private four year colleges, and $10,700 and $20,300 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 52 degrees awarded

  2. 100 degrees awarded

  3. 58 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Greenwood, SC was General Business with 52 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Greenwood, SC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 987 degrees awarded

  2. 482 degrees awarded

  3. 128 degrees awarded

$10,700

Median In-State Public

$32,540

Median Private

In 2017, the Greenwood, SC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Piedmont Technical College with 987 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

610

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,014

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 610 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Greenwood, SC, which is 0.602 times less than the 1,014 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,064 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    447 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    36 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Greenwood, SC were to White students. These 1,064 degrees mean that there were 2.38 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 447 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Greenwood, SC was $109,000 in 2017, which is 0.475 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $103,100 to $109,000, a 5.72% increase. The homeownership rate in Greenwood, SC is 67.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Greenwood, SC have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Greenwood, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$109,000

2017 Median

± $4,168

$103,100

2016 Median

± $4,445

In 2017, the median property value in Greenwood, SC grew to to $109,000 from the previous year's value of $103,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Greenwood, SC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Greenwood, SC the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$38,074

Median Household Income

± $1,402

36.4k

Number of Households

± 1,307

In 2017, the median household income of the 36.4k households in Greenwood, SC grew to $38,074 from the previous year's value of $36,863.

The following chart displays the households in Greenwood, SC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Greenwood, SC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Greenwood, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

67.6%

2017 Homeownership

66.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.6% of the housing units in Greenwood, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Greenwood, SC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Greenwood, SC have a shorter commute time (22.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.93% of the workforce in Greenwood, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.5%

  2. Carpooled

    10.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.37%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Greenwood, SC was Drove Alone (82.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.5%) and those who Worked At Home (3.37%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Greenwood, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Greenwood, SC have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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